Latest News | 19 June 2024

Bondholders show backing for entrepreneurs’ charity

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Cosy Direct
Q Branch Consulting
WDS Limited
Worcester Lloyd
Oberoi Business Hub
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A number of Marketing Derby Bondholders have pledged to support a new fundraising initiative, which will boost local charities.

At a recent Marketing Derby event held at Darleys, Bondholders learned more about The Star Trust from Kavita Oberoi OBE, who is one of its patrons.

At the event, she launched a monthly pledge scheme, alongside the charity’s founder Steve Hampson.

They invited Bondholders to pledge a monthly amount from £50 upwards, which will be ring-fenced and then donated to charities from the county who apply for much-needed funding to improve the lives of people in their local communities.

The first to join the scheme were Darleys, Ask the Chameleon, Cosy Direct, Q Branch Consulting , WDS Limited and Worcester Lloyd.

The Star Trust is run by charitable entrepreneurs and business leaders who are committed to supporting their local communities across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Rutland.

Since its launch a decade ago, it has supported 114 charities with a total of £852,642 and has directly touched the lives of more than 71,732 people in the East Midlands area.

Kativa, who is founder and managing director of the Oberoi Business Hub, on Pride Park, said: “Star Trust has traditionally raised over £100,000 from their Start Trust ball and Motoring Day each year, which is then deployed within weeks to charities that have applied.

“When I joined as a patron, I was keen that we look at ways to generate funds throughout the year so that charities can benefit from our support when and where they most need it.

“I knew from experience that the Derby business community would get behind such a worthwhile cause and, as ever, the Marketing Derby Bondholders have stepped up to the plate.

“Their monthly pledges will be ring fenced to Derbyshire and will be donated to local charities who make the greatest impact on our local communities.”

For more information about how you can support The Star Trust e-mail, or visit .

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